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Blind Mountain Reviews

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May 23, 2007
Harrowing but limpidly shot.
March 13, 2008
Colored fully within the lines and with scant few moments of fascination
| Original Score: 2.5/5
May 21, 2007
Whether one responds or not to the pic's (certainly valid) theme... pic has a deadening lack of dramatic development and a plethora of thinly drawn characters.
December 14, 2008
Effective at showing how hard it is for even a spirited and educated woman to escape a community complicit in a brutal arranged marriage, but few characters have complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 8, 2009
With its complex (and, at times, deeply problematic) intersection of an educated outsider with the stubborn realities of rural life, Blind Mountain explicitly harkens back to those classic works from the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, like Yellow
March 12, 2008
Blind Mountain, the second feature from Li Yang, is a reminder that art sometimes keeps the truth alive far better than the news.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Blind Mountain, the second film from fledgling Chinese filmmaker Li Yang, demonstrates many of the same qualities that made his first, Blind Shaft, one of the most promising directorial debuts of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 6, 2008
The heat of empathetic outrage that Li generates from the audience is enough to make the theater combust.
March 11, 2008
Easily fits the paradigm parodied by Funny Games. The difference: This movie actually has a political point.
May 21, 2007
Even though Chinese authorities forced the director to make many cuts before it could be shown in Cannes, the movie retains enormous political impact as well as being a moving drama.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2008
Even trimmed, the film is a stinging and frightening indictment of mainland China.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2008
It's a harsh portrait of a brutal segment of society, only relieved by an occasional handsome landscape shot (filmed in the Shaanxi province) that makes Bai's plight all the more compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2008
[Director] Li was a documentarian before he switched to feature films with the highly praised 2003 feature Blind Shaft, and it shows in his raw style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 6, 2008
Li's documentary approach brooks no sentimentality in its portrayal of the loss of innocence.
March 12, 2008
With Blind Mountain, 6th Generation Chinese maverick Li Yang continues his scorched-earth treatment of 5th Generation heroic peasant stereotypes launched by his debut feature Blind Shaft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2008
Li's bold, angry film depicts a merciless society completely defined by commerce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2008
For the second film in a row, [director] Li excoriates the values of an increasingly market-driven China, where people treat their fellows as products to be exploited, and scramble to get an edge on their 'competitors.'
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 17, 2008
Blind Mountain becomes a tense struggle of would-be escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2008
This is a resolutely tough-minded, beautifully crafted film so compelling as to make bearable watching the nearly unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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